Stanford Men Move To Top Of National Poll, Women Inch Up To No. 3

Sept. 18, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's cross country team has moved to the top of the first regular season 2002 Mondo Men's NCAA Division I Preseason Cross Country Poll released Tuesday. Stanford, which was ranked second in the preseason poll and the runner-up to Colorado at the 2001 NCAA Championships, received 10 of the 15 first place votes. Colorado moved down a spot from its preseason No. 1 ranking, receiving three first place votes while third ranked Arkansas picked up the other two.

The Stanford women's team inched up one spot to No. 3 in the first regular season 2002 FinishLynx Women's Cross Country Rankings released Monday. Defending national champion Brigham Young picked up all 13 first place votes, while Georgetown ranked one spot ahead of the Cardinal.

Stanford opened its 2002 cross country season by sweeping the men's and women's races at the Cal State Fullerton Season Opener on August 31.

The Cardinal will next host the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, September 28. The collegiate portion of the event will feature 4000 and 6000 meter races for women, while the men will compete at 4000 and 8000 meters.

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